Corned Beef and Cabbage

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Corned Beef and Cabbage, a classic Irish-American dish, is a hearty and flavorful meal that often takes center stage on St. Patrick’s Day. Slow-cooked corned beef, brimming with savory spices, pairs perfectly with tender cabbage, carrots, and potatoes. 

The dish’s roots trace back to Irish immigrants, making it a symbol of cultural celebration. The salted beef, “corned” for preservation, yields a robust taste. Whether served as a festive holiday feast or a comforting family dinner, Corned Beef and Cabbage brings people together with its rich history and satisfying blend of textures and tastes.

Be sure to rinse the meat well in boiling water first to remove excess salt.

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4 pounds corned beef
cold water
1 sprig thyme, several sprigs parsley bound together
1 onion stuck with 6 whole cloves
2 onions
1 whole carrot
1 large cabbage
  1. Tie the beef neatly, put it into a large pot and cover it with cold water. No salt is needed. Add the other ingredients except the cabbage and bring very slowly to a boil with the lid off the pot so that you can see what is happening. Simmer very gently for 3 hours, skimming as necessary.
  2. Remove the thyme, parsley, and cloved onion. Now add the cabbage, which has been cut into 8 pieces, and simmer for a further 15 minutes. Remove the meat and cut the string.
  3. Place on a hot platter and surround with the drained cabbage. Dot with butter. Serve with horseradish or mustard sauce.
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